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Eleven Recruit Troopers to be Sworn in Monday Starting OSP Careers
05/22/2008
Lieutenant Eric Judah
OSP Training Division
Office: (503) 378-4485
 
Ms. Renee Bryant
Employee Services & Organizational Development
Office: (503) 934-0285

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Oregon State Police Superintendent Timothy McLain will swear in eleven new recruit troopers on Memorial Day as they start 24-weeks of training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy to launch their careers with the Oregon State Police (OSP). These soon-to-be sworn in recruit troopers begin their training after 7 OSP recruit troopers graduate from the academy tomorrow.

 
On May 26, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. the eleven recruit troopers will be sworn in before family and friends at the Oregon Public Safety Academy Hall of Heroes in Salem. The recruits will receive 24 weeks of intensive training, including the 16-week Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) training with other agency recruits and eight weeks of pre- and advanced-DPSST training unique to the requirements of Oregon State Police.

 
Governor Ted Kulongoski extended his congratulations to the soon-to-be-sworn new recruits troopers. ""This is exciting to see the second outstanding group of recruits for the Oregon State Police to be sworn in during the last four weeks," said Governor Kulongoski. "As we continue to work towards 24/7 coverage on Oregon's roads, I am sure that those who successfully complete the upcoming training challenges will go on to be outstanding troopers, protecting and serving Oregonians on our highways and in our communities."

 
Ten men and one woman recruit troopers were hired as part of the Department's aggressive recruiting effort to find men and women interested in this exciting law enforcement career opportunity. All eleven recruit troopers will be assigned to the Patrol Services Division upon successfully completing their training at the following locations:
  • Albany (2)
  • Bend (1)
  • La Grande (1)
  • Pendleton (1)
  • Portland (2)
  • Salem (1)
  • St. Helens (1)
  • The Dalles (1)
  • Tualatin (1)

 
Since July 1, 2007 OSP has hired and retained nearly 80 recruit troopers, some of which have yet to begin training. Recruiting efforts continue and a completely re-tooled recruitment website at www.OSPTrooper.com was recently rolled out specifically designed to provide important informatino to prospective applicants, including the ability to fill out an application online and immediately email it to OSP.


New applicants are required to participate in Entry Level Testing that includes a physical fitness test consisting of push-ups, sit-ups and a two-mile timed run. (Refer to OSP recruiting website for specifics and standards for passing.) Applicants, who successfully complete the physical fitness tests, proceed to take a written test to evaluate basic educational competencies. Applicants passing the written test are invited to take an aptitude test and begin the background investigation process.
 
Additional upcoming Entry Level Testing dates are scheduled for:
  • June 21, 2008 at Jefferson High School in Jefferson
  • July 12, 2008 at Sunridge Middle School in Pendleton
  • July 19, 2008 at Crater High School in Central Point
 
The cutoff deadline for submitting applications to attend one of the above testing dates is June 11, 2008.
 
Anyone interested in becoming an Oregon State Police Trooper may obtain more information on the OSP recruiting website at www.OSPTrooper.com.